By Rena Carman
Rider’s favorite dance party, I Love College, comes to the Cavalla Room for the fourth time on Feb. 28 at 10 p.m., but this time with a few unexpected twists and a new name: I Love College: Club Carnival.
This semester, with the help of the two special event chairs of the Student Entertainment Council (SEC), senior public relations major Lindsey Kuhl and senior sociology major Alison Knepple, the event promises to bring a whole new aspect to the college party.
Even though the name is Club Carnival, students should expect something other than cotton candy and quirky games.
“This isn’t your typical carnival,” said Kuhl. “As for what we will be having, everyone will have to come and see for themselves.”
Playing the mystery card, Kuhl and Knepple hope to “surpass student expectations” so the event will be enjoyed even more than the previous college parties.
The event planners are tight-lipped on what surprises are in store for students who attend.
“It’s going to have the same club atmosphere,” Knepple said. “But with so much more.”
But the premise is not the only detail that students should focus on.
“There will be more to this event than ever before,” Knepple said. “I don’t want to give too much away, but let’s just say this I Love College experience will be very difficult to top.”
The I Love College events have been some of the most successful fall events in the past few years. However, this time, the event has been scheduled in the spring semester to put “a new spin on things,” according to Kuhl. Nick Barbati, assistant director of campus life, further commented, saying this time around, the event would be taken to “an entirely new level.”
“I Love College has a big reputation on our campus,” Knepple said. “I have been on the council since the beginning of the I Love College parties, so I wanted to make sure that I went above and beyond for my last semester here.”
Barbati concurs that this event goes beyond the typical expectations.
“I think the event is going to be completely over-the-top and truly memorable,” he said.
Since the fall semester had the MAGIC! concert, the SEC wanted something unique to enhance the spring semester.
“We wanted to plan an event that was something Rider has never seen before,” Kuhl said. “And that’s exactly what Club Carnival will be.”
Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are available on Feb. 26 and 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Bart Luedeke Center Leadership Suite.
Printed in the 2/25/15 edition.